Northwestern’s home game vs. Michigan State on October 28th will start at 2:30 p.m., the program announced Monday morning.
Our Oct. 28 game at Ryan Field vs. @MSU_Football will kick off at 2:30pm CT on ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 (TBD this weekend).#B1GCats pic.twitter.com/b0h1BNt3QC— #B1GCats Football (@NUFBFamily) October 16, 2017
This is a welcome sight. NU’s first two Big Ten home games — homecoming against Penn State and this Saturday against Iowa — received 11:00 a.m kickoffs. That requires everyone get up early and have less time to get to the game and tailgate.
The game will also continue an impressive (and surprising) run of national TV games for the Wildcats. Both the Wisconsin and Penn State games were on ABC, and like Maryland, the Iowa game will be on ESPN2. Michigan State will make five straight on a major ESPN channel.